HUNDREDS of homes in Chippenham are suffering a power cut this evening after a car crashed into a telegraph pole.

Emergency services were called to Malmesbury Road at 3.39pm after a Ford car collided with the pole near the Long Ridings junction. It is understood, the occupants of the vehicle were unhurt.

Engineers from Scottish & Southern Energy have been working since 3.42pm to restore power to six districts in the SN15 postcode area affected by the outage. Power is expected to be restored by midnight.

A SSE spokesman said: “Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

“If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference EW1923.”